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Veronik a remisova programme manager dg eac unit d2 youth in action progr amme

Youth in Action

Programme

2007-2013

Veronika REMISOVA, Programme Manager

DG EAC, Unit D2: Youth in Action Programme


Veronik a remisova programme manager dg eac unit d2 youth in action progr amme

Youth in Action

(2007-2013)

European Youth Pact

2005

White Paper

2001

Youth (2000-2006)

Youth in Action

how did we get there?

European Voluntary Service

1996

Maastricht Treaty

1993

Youth for Europe

1988


Veronik a remisova programme manager dg eac unit d2 youth in action progr amme

Learning from the past

YOUTH programme (2000-2006)

  • 380.000 participants in youth exchanges

  • 20.000 EVS volunteers

  • 8.000 Youth initiatives

  • ...

  • Total: 700.000 participants in 70.000 projects!


Veronik a remisova programme manager dg eac unit d2 youth in action progr amme

Youth in Action 2007-2013

  • Inter-institutional negotiations – budget 885 millions €

  • Decision of the Council of Ministers and European Parliament 15 November 2006: Programme officially adopted


Veronik a remisova programme manager dg eac unit d2 youth in action progr amme

Objectives of the programme

  • Promoting young people’s active citizenship;

  • Developing solidarity to reinforce social cohesion in the European Union;

  • Fostering mutual understanding

  • Contributing to developing the quality of support systems and the capabilities of civil society in the youth field;

  • Promoting European cooperation in youth policy.


Veronik a remisova programme manager dg eac unit d2 youth in action progr amme

Cultural diversity

European citizenship

Youth in Action priorities

Inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities

Active participation


Veronik a remisova programme manager dg eac unit d2 youth in action progr amme

Annual priorities

  • 2007 = European Year of Equal Opportunities

    (fight against discrimination)

  • 2008 = European Year of Intercultural Dialogue

  • 2009 = European Year of innovation and creativity


Veronik a remisova programme manager dg eac unit d2 youth in action progr amme

Non-formaland informal learning

  • YOUTHPASS

  • Every person who has taken part in a Youth in Action project under Action 1.1, Action 2, and Action 4.3 receive a Youthpass certificate, which describes and validates the non-formal and informal learning experience acquired during the project.


Veronik a remisova programme manager dg eac unit d2 youth in action progr amme

How is the programme implemented?

European Commission

DG EAC – D2

Education, Audiovisual

and Culture Executive Agency

Centralised actions

National

Authorities

National Agencies

Decentralised Actions

  • Support structures:

  • - SALTO Resource Centers

  • Eurodesk network

  • The Euro-Med Youth Platform

  • Former EVS volunteer structures


Veronik a remisova programme manager dg eac unit d2 youth in action progr amme

Who can participate?

In general: young people from 15 to 28

But:

-Youth exchanges: 13-25 (exception: 26-30)

-Youth initiatives: 18-30 (exception: 15-17)

-Youth Democracy Projects: 13-30

-European Voluntary Service: 18-30 (exception: 16-17)

-Training and cooperation: no age limit, and includes other actors involved in the field of youth and non-formal education


Veronik a remisova programme manager dg eac unit d2 youth in action progr amme

Participants and target groups

  • Youth in Action projects are submitted and, if selected, managed by promoters representing the participants.

  • Eligible promoters

  • non-profit or non-governmental organisation

  • local, regional public body

  • informal group of young people

  • body active at European level in the youth field (ENGO), having member branches in at least 8 Programme Countries

  • international governmental non-profit organisation

  • a profit-making organisation (only when it organises an event in the area of youth, sport or culture).

  • legally establishedin one of the Programme or Partner Countries


Veronik a remisova programme manager dg eac unit d2 youth in action progr amme

Eligible countries

Programme Countries

  • 27 Member States

  • EEA/EFTA countries

    (Norway, Lichtenstein, Iceland)

  • Turkey

Partner Countries

  • Neighbouring Partner Countries

  • Other Partner Countries of the World


Neighbouring partner countries

Neighbouring Partner Countries


Veronik a remisova programme manager dg eac unit d2 youth in action progr amme

How to participate?

Programme Guide: permanent call for proposals

  • Centralised level:

  • 3 deadlines each year:

  • 1 February

  • 1 June

  • 1 September

  • Decentralised level:

    5 deadlines each year:

  • 1 February

    (Projects start between 1 May and 30 September)

  • 1 April

    (Projects start between1 July and 30 November)

  • 1 June

    (Projects start between1 September and 31 January)

  • 1 September

    (Projects start between 1 December and 30 April)

  • 1 November

    (Projects start between1 February and 31 July)

+ Specific calls for proposals


Actions of the programme

Action 1 - Youth for Europe

Action 2 - European Voluntary Service

Action 3 – Youth in the World

Action 4 - Youth support systems

Action 5 – Support for policy cooperation

Actions of the Programme


Action 1 youth for europe

Action 1 is divided in 3 sub-Actions:

1.1 Youth Exchanges

1.2 Youth Initiatives

1.3 Youth Democracy Projects (new)

Action 1: Youth for Europe


Action 2 european voluntary service

The aim of the European Voluntary Service is to support young people's participation in various forms of voluntary activities, both within and outside the European Union.

Action 2: European Voluntary Service


Action 3 youth in the world

3.1. Cooperation with the neighbouring countries

3.2. Cooperation with countries not covered by the neighbouring policy (annual call for proposals)

Action 3 - Youth in the World


Action 4 youth support systems

4.1. Support for bodies active at European levelin the field of youth

4.2. Support for the European Youth Forum

4.3. Training and networking of youth workers

4.4. Projects encouraging innovation and quality

4.5. Information activities for young peopleand youth workers (New)

4.6. Partnerships (New)

4.7. Support for the structures of the Programme (NAs,SALTO, EuroDesk)

4.8. Adding to the value of the Programme (New)

Action 4 - Youth support systems


Sub a ction 4 3 decentralised action training exchange and networking in the youth field

Two general Objectives:

Promoting exchanges, cooperation and training in European youth work

Supporting project-development under the Youth in Action programme

Eligible Activities: Job shadowing, feasibility visits, evaluation meetings,study visits, partnership-building activities, seminars, training courses,networking

Sub-Action 4.3 decentralised action: Training, Exchange and Networking in the youth field


Action 5 support for policy cooperation

5.1 Meetings of young people and those responsible for youth policy

5.2 Support for activities to bring about better understanding and knowledge of the field of youth

5.3 Co-operation with international organisations

Action 5 - Support for policy cooperation


Veronik a remisova programme manager dg eac unit d2 youth in action progr amme

Contact and information

[email protected]

European Commission, Youth in Action

http://ec.europa.eu/youth/yia/index_en.html

National Agencies of the Youth in Action Programmehttp://ec.europa.eu/youth/youth/contacts_en.htm

Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agencyhttp://eacea.ec.europa.eu/index.htm

European Youth Portal:

http://europa.eu/youth/


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